To glorify God means to admire Him, to delight in Him, to applaud Him for being the source of all power, all pleasure, all peace. Living and not giving or even gushing praise and thanks is missing the point and is presumptuously rude. Why?
God gave up his son, his only child, and God watched his child be humiliated and killed. If you say no and reject that gift of course God can say you're crazy to think I'll let you anywhere near me, you are not welcome in heaven.
~Some of my notes from what Richard Smith spoke about
My parents and I just finished watching the movie Faith Like Potatoes. A marvelous true story of God's faithfulness and sovereignty in the life of a man who trusted Him completely and gave him all applause. Angus was an angry, proud man before God took a hold of his life. If you get a hold of the DVD make sure you watch the documentary about Angus Buchan in the special features. It's really neat to hear the energy, passion and faith of the man who's story is dramatized in the movie.
|Frank Rautenbach as Angus Buchan|
Update (8/20): I've noticed that this post is getting a quite a few hits and I figured you might want to read my review of the book. Yep, I got it through ILL and really enjoyed it. Here's the review.